Lucknow:Shoaib Akhtar, member of Pakistan Cricket Team, visited a government orphanage in Lucknow, which houses 250 children with special needs and disabilities.
After his visit to a children's home in Chandigarh a few days ago, it was the turn of young Shoaib fans to get some of his tender loving care.
It was his second charity trip in a week.
He told the media that he wants to adopt a child and by the looks of this, he is certainly not kidding.
Starting with toffees in the morning, there were sweeter surprises in store later in the day. While his team practiced, he played tennis ball cricket with kids at Sahara city.
"It's my social and moral duty and I had even requested Sania Mirza when she was in Chandigarh to come with me to Mother Teresa's orphanage. Unfortunately, she had some other commitments and hence couldn't come but I always try to involve other work in such work along with me," said the cricketer.
The Rawalpindi Express insisted that visits such as this one aren't juts an attempt on his part to boost his image and profile but something he's always wanted to do as part of giving back to society.
Shoaib also said that if he can inspire some of these kids to take up the game and may be even to bowl as fast, then he would have certainly made a difference in more ways than one.